YouView Safe for a Further Five Years as BBC Pledges Continued Support

YouView's good to go for another five years after retaining the support and investment of all its major backers. Read More >>

BBC Trust Stresses Over YouView Subscriptions and Sky Channel Listing Fees

The BBC's core concept of providing free-to-air TV is being eroded by platforms like YouView, with the BBC Trust concerned that commercial companies are using the BBC's content as a way of convincing viewers to take out subscriptions. Read More >>

TalkTalk's TV Service is a Pretty Sweet Upgrade From Freeview

Ever since the digital switchover, Freeview TV has ruled the kingdom, which is great if you love ITV4, Dave and the shopping channels. However, those of us who don't want to cough up for premium services like Sky have been left out in the cold. But for those of us without oodles of cash, there are other options, and TalkTalk's TV is one of them. Read More >>

Lord Sugar Out, as YouView No Longer Needs a Sweetener

Apparently Lord Sugar's brief was to get YouView to market and shoehorn it into people's homes through his big, bad personality. Now that job's seemingly done, as Sugar's checking out to "focus my time and attention into my other businesses" like, err, The Apprentice. Time well spent, obviously. Read More >>

BT's Vision IPTV Trial Gets Anonymously Poked and Prodded -- Is This the Future of TV?

BT's currently trialling a complete revamp of its Vision TV service, moulding it into the next evolution of television, IPTV. While the likes of you or I won't get our hands on it for a while, an anonymous tipster was kind enough to clue us in on what it's like. Will IPTV really revolutionise TV in the UK? Read More >>

YouView Can Now Search Live TV as Well as VOD

Here's something that you might have thought was obvious, but wasn't actually included in the first run. YouView's killer unified search now processes the live TV EPG up to 7 days in advance, as well as all the on-demand catch up stuff. Neat. YouView's about the only tele-box service that actually gets meaningful updates that make it better. Now, about that £300 price tag. [YouView] Read More >>

YOUR VIEW Name Owners Seek Injunction to Stop YouView Calling Itself YouView

The awkward battle over the YouView name is about to hit the courts following the earlier trade mark ruling, with telecoms company Total taking its claim over the YouView name to the High Court. Read More >>

YouView Loses High Court Battle; Lord Sugar Vs High Court, Fight!

Lord Sugar's budget TV service, YouView, has lost a High Court appeal concerning its trademark. In a screw-up worthy of a hapless contestant on The Apprentice, it's looking increasingly likely that YouView's gonna have to change it's name. Looks like Lord Sugar's gonna be on the other side of the boardroom for once. Read More >>

TalkTalk Squeezes Out Its Own YouView Box

TalkTalk's taken the wraps off its own YouView-powered service. It's got a different Huawei-made box, looks a little different, and packs LoveFilm's pay-per-view and TalkTalk's own TV packages. The rest is just YouView as we've seen before. The box is free with subscription starting at £14.50 a month, plus a £50 installation charge. [The Register] Read More >>

Freesat's Taking Sky and YouView Head-On With the Help of Netflix

Looks like BBC and ITV's Freesat has Sky and YouView set squarely in its sights. By adding Netflix, catch-up TV, and other on-demand services, Freesat could have just become the on-stop shop for all things TV in the UK. It's adding more on-demand with an incoming new box, that'll allow you to scroll back in time and play catch-up stuff just like YouView, as well as stream stuff from Netflix and potentially LoveFilm and others too. Read More >>

The Recently-New Now TV Jumps Onto the Also-New YouView Box

BSkyB's streaming service, Now TV, has become the first third party service to jump on the YouView bandwagon, offering instant movies for now, but Sky's awesome sports selection in the future. YouView owners will be able to see the Now TV app on the home page and can register with the service to nab a 30-day free trial. Of course, if you can fork out the £300 for a YouView box, I'm sure a Now TV subscription will be easily affordable. [Broadband TV News] Read More >>

Not Excited About YouView? How About if the Box is Free?

ISP TalkTalk, one of the key backers of the newly launched YouView TV service, has announced its plans to bundle up the potentially useful catch-up terrestrial telly box with its internet bundles, giving the box away for free to some customers. Like it now? Read More >>

YouView's Going to Spy On You, Phoning Home With What You Watch and When

Your brand new YouView box is going to be tracking your every move, err, watch. The internet-connected box will tell broadcasters that, yes, you do actually watch I'm a Celebrity and EastEnders, no matter how many times you tell people you don't. Read More >>

Brooker's Back With More (Presumably) Abuse

Charlie Brooker's first season of Black Mirror received complaints and praise in equal measure for its, err, provocative content. Now, Channel 4 wants more. (Praise, that is, not complaints.) Read More >>

YouView Hands-On: Its Killer Search Might Actually Make It Worth Buying, Eventually

We'll soon be able buy the fabled YouView box after years of delay, but is it really worth it the wait and why would you want another box under your TV? According to Lord Sugar it's not another box -- this is the only box you need. Read More >>

YouView Finally, Officially Launched and Will Be in Stores Within the Month

YouView is finally officially official. After leaks, stops, starts and stutters, YouView boxes will be in the shops by end of this month, right for the start of the Olympics. Read More >>


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